Media Advisory - UVic celebrates arrival of 60 new Steinway pianos

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend a
January 27th musical celebration and official designation of the University of
Victoria's new status as the first All-Steinway School in Canada. As part of
an agreement between Steinway & Sons and UVic, the university has purchased 60
new Steinway & Sons and Steinway-designed Boston Pianos from Tom Lee Music,
Steinway & Sons authorized representative for BC. Part of the shipment will
arrive on Tuesday, January 27.
    UVic's status as an All-Steinway School means that Steinway-designed
pianos will now be available in all practice rooms, studios and concert halls
and will be maintained by Steinway-trained technicians. UVic is the 99th
All-Steinway School in the world, joining famous schools such as The Juilliard
School; Yale School of Music; China Conservatory, School of Piano and the
University of Melbourne. To learn more about how Steinway pianos will benefit
UVic visit:

    What:   UVic/Steinway celebration ceremony including a photo opportunity,
            designation ceremony and musical performances by UVic students
            and faculty.
    Who:    Representatives from Steinway & Son and Tom Lee Music; UVic
            students, faculty and staff.
    Date:   Tuesday, January 27, 2009
    Time:   4-4:20 p.m. photo opportunity of the delivery of Steinway pianos
            (ramp outside of School of Music)
            4:30-5 p.m. ceremony
            5-5:30 p.m. musical performances by UVic students and staff.
            Reception to follow.
    Venue:  Philip T. Young Recital Hall
            MacLaurin Building, music wing, University of Victoria

For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Simon Phillips (Tom Lee Music)
at (office) (250) 383-5222 or (cell) (250) 812-7493 or; Maria Lironi (UVic Communications) at (250)
721-6139 or

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